Construction companies know the value of estimating solutions that enables contractors to easily, accurately, and consistently increase project win rates and profit margins. And today’s solutions have made great strides in decreasing ramp up time, eliminating discrepancies, improving bottomline profits, and identifying and analyzing risk factors. But now there is another element to consider—the impact of the cloud.

Technology providers continue to upgrade solutions in an effort to provide construction companies with easy ways to manage estimating and project-management processes in the office or on the jobsite. On Center Software, www.oncenter.com, The Woodlands, Texas, for example, offers estimating and project-management solutions for both the office and the field, allowing organizations to make use of project data in both locations.

The company has additionally upgraded the Armstrong World Industries Inc., www.armstrong.com, Lancaster, Pa., database within its Quick Bid solution, which is an estimating solution for construction professionals.

Armstrong makes residential and commercial floor and ceiling products. Having this information readily available within Quick Bid allows contractors to quickly provide material quotes, identify and analyze risk factors, measure and analyze project progress, and provide reports.

Angelo Castelli, COO at On Center Software, says through this level of technology partnership, the company can continue to deliver the best combination of automation and materials.

As the construction market and industry demand continue to evolve, technology providers continue to come to market with new solutions that make it easier to access project data both in the office and the field.